Our first game on tour was a bit of a fact finding mission given that the boys don’t really know each other and the coaches know even less. That said they all performed extremely well.
Aftwr winning the toss and electing to bat, Ben Cole (1 for 12) and Hugo Ikeda (3 for 34) got us off to a good start keeping the run rate in check against a team looking to score all the time. Sound bowling and good fieldin allowed us to bowl St Catherine’s to 106, a grea effort in unfamiliar territory.
After a solid start from Jonty Webb and Henry Snyman we started lose wickets at a steady pace. A very good innings of 34 from Decan Furnace kept us together and we were still looking good at 8 for 99. Unfortunately a storm hit and we were unable to finish what had been a competitive and enjoyable day.
Match 2 is tomorrow so we have another chance to get our first win.